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Acclaimed television and film screenwriter Aaron Sorkin says that Philip Seymour Hoffman's shocking death from heroin abuse probably saved lives.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Photos: Through the Years
Philip Seymour Hoffman on the cover of Rolling Stone. R.I.P.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Rolling Stone Cover

1. Philip Seymour Hoffman Rolling Stone Cover

Philip Seymour Hoffman on the cover of Rolling Stone. R.I.P.


Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

2. Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor famous for both his stage and screen roles. He was found dead in his Manhattan apartment at 46 years old.


Philip Seymour Hoffman: Capote

3. Philip Seymour Hoffman: Capote

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote, the role that won him an Academy Award in 2005.


Young Philip Seymour Hoffman

4. Young Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman has passed away. The late actor was one of the best in the business.


Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master

5. Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master

Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master, one of the late actor's many acclaimed filmed.


Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt

6. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Doubt. The man was an absolute master as an actor and will be forever missed.


Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson's War

7. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson's War

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Charlie Wilson's War. This man could get into character like no other.


Philip Seymour Hoffman in Catching Fire

8. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Catching Fire

Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, one of his many memorable roles and one of his most recent.


Philip Seymour Hoffman in Almost Famous

9. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Almost Famous

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Almost Famous, one of the star's many classic roles.


Eerie Philip Seymour Hoffman Photo

10. Eerie Philip Seymour Hoffman Photo

One of the last photos of Philip Seymour Hoffman. He posed for this in the months before his death.


Philip Seymour Hoffman at Work

11. Philip Seymour Hoffman at Work

Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of the best actors of his, or any, time. R.I.P.


Philip Seymour Hoffman at Catching Fire Premiere

12. Philip Seymour Hoffman at Catching Fire Premiere

Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a key role in Catching Fire. And he poses here at the Los Angeles premiere of the film.


Philip Seymour Hoffman Photo

13. Philip Seymour Hoffman Photo

Welcome to Catching Fire, Philip Seymour Hoffman. This Oscar nominee will give The Hunger Games sequel a great deal of credibility.


Philip Seymour Hoffman Pic

14. Philip Seymour Hoffman Pic

Philip Seymour Hoffman is one of the best actors alive. He's been nominated for Oscars and Tonys.


Philip Seymour Hoffman on the Street

15. Philip Seymour Hoffman on the Street

Philip Seymour Hoffman will be missed. The actor was one of the all-time greats.


Philip Seymour Hoffman in Boogie Nights

16. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Boogie Nights

A photo of Philip Seymour Hoffman in Boogie Nights, one of his many memorable roles.


Philip Seymour Hoffman (R.I.P.)

17. Philip Seymour Hoffman (R.I.P.)

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death has left a huge void in the movie world. His tremendous talent will be forever missed.


R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

18. R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman has passed away. The late actor was just 46 years old.


Philip Seymour Hoffman Photograph

19. Philip Seymour Hoffman Photograph

It doesn't get much more talented than Philip Seymour Hoffman. This is one of the best actors of our generation.


"Phil Hoffman and I had two things in common," writes Sorkin. "We were both fathers of young children, and we were both recovering drug addicts."

Hoffman died Sunday at age 46. He first met Sorkin on the set of the 2007 movie Charlie Wilson's War, for which Sorkin had penned the screenplay.

"On breaks during rehearsals, we would sometimes slip outside our soundstage on the Paramount lot and get to swapping stories," Sorkin recalls.

"It's not unusual to have these mini-AA meetings. People like us are the only ones to whom tales of insanity don't sound insane. 'Yeah, I used to do that.'"

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In the 72 hours since MSNBC fired Keith Olbermann, speculation over the pundit's future has spread widely. One rumor? A TV collaboration with Aaron Sorkin.

The award-winning scribe of A Few Good Men, The West Wing, The Social Network and Moneyball fame has a new pilot in the works about a cable news show.

Sorkin spent time on Olbermann’s Countdown set while penning scripts (he also shadowed Chris Matthews and several Fox News shows) over the past year.

NATURAL TANDEM: A collaboration among left-leaning favorites Olbermann and Sorkin almost seems overdue. The former has plenty of time on his hands ...

EW reports that Olbermann may serve as a consultant to the show, if it gets picked up, and perhaps even deliver some of his signature rants on camera.

Sorkin's failed series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was panned a few years back for the simple fact that its SNL-style comedy sketches were unfunny.

Olbermann going off on long-winded tirades would certainly give a show (which HBO is reportedly considering) about cable news an air of authenticity.

Keith's next step is unclear, but reports say he may be on the shelf less than six months under the terms of his buyout deal with MSNBC. Stay tuned.

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In a rare interview with lamestream media outlet ABC, Sarah Palin sat down with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts Friday to talk about taxes, government gettin' outta the way, Barack Obama flip floppin' and all sortsa other stuff.

She also took a shot (not literally) at Aaron Sorkin.

CARIBOU KILLER: Palin makes no apologies.

Animal rights activist group PETA called Palin out after she shot a caribou on her TLC show, Sarah Palin's Alaska, but she says at least that could be sincere.

Sorkin calling her a witless bully, comparing her to Michael Vick and saying she killed the animal for political gain, on the other hand, has her all fired up.

Sarah Palin responded to Sorkin’s statement, telling Roberts that “We eat, therefore we hunt - and I am thankful that I get to feed my kids organic food.”

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Aaron Sorkin went off on Sarah Palin on the Huffington Post yesterday, terming her a "witless bully" for staging a caribou hunt on her TLC reality series.

Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and the writer of films such as A Few Good Men and The Social Network, was particularly miffed by Palin's explanation.

"Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather chair or eaten meat, save your condemnation," she wrote in defense of Sarah Palin's Alaska.

Not that simple, Sorkin replies.

Witless Bully

Likening Palin's antics on her "truly awful reality show" with Michael Vick's dogfighting ring, Sorkin said he may eat meat, but the two are poles apart.

"I don't watch snuff films and you make them. You weren't killing that animal for food, shelter or even fashion. You enjoy killing animals," writes Sorkin.

"For the life of me, I can't make a distinction between what you get paid to do and what Michael Vick went to prison for." He's just getting warmed up.

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